We reported in detail when it first emerged that Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), nation’s largest selling car maker, plans to recall the Dzire over a faulty fuel neck filler. Now, MSIL has made an official announcement regarding this recall and has said that this recall drive, which will cover the Dzire, the Swift and the Ertiga (103,311 vehicles in all), will commence on April 11. MSIL has today said that it will proactively replace ‘fuel filler neck’ of 103,311 vehicles (42,481 units of DZire, 47,237 units of Swift and 13,593 units of Ertiga) manufactured between 12th November 2013 and 4th February 2014.
This exercise is limited to vehicles within the above specified range and does not pertain to any other vehicle of the Company. In the affected vehicles there is a possibility of fuel smell and in extreme condition there may be some fuel leakage, if fuel is filled upto the Fuel Cap, beyond ‘Auto cutoff level’. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact owners of all vehicles in the above mentioned range. The Company will replace the ‘fuel filler neck’ free of cost. The new fuel filler neck is being progressively despatched to the dealer workshops. Considering the number of vehicles impacted, the Company is building up stock of the required component at its dealer workshops, before inviting customers.
Users of Maruti Suzuki cars (Swift, Dzire and Ertiga) who have bought their cars post 12th November 2013 can check the Company website www.marutisuzuki.com to ascertain if their car is among the above mentioned vehicles. This information will be available from 11th April onwards. Customers may also contact the nearest Maruti Suzuki dealer workshop to ascertain if their vehicle is among the above vehicles.